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April 2, 2014 11:12:26 AM

Building a new PC for gaming. I was extremely close to buying a few days ago but ran into some compatibility issues which turned into way too many hours of back tracking. I need some people more knowledgeable than my self to have a crack at finishing it. My budget is 900 to 1000.

New list:
CPU: AMD FX-9370 Vishera 4.4GHz
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GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 660
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Motherboard:ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
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Solid State Drive: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 120gb
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Ram: Open for suggestions, Highly prefer that they are red to fit my other parts. i had some g.skill ripjaws 1600 2x 4gb picked out im sure those would be fine.
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Power supply: Need help! close to budget
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CPU cooler: after reading about the vishera it seems to run hot. ive never used liquid cooling before i know its superior but more expensive. is there any regular heatsinks that would be fine here?

Im probably missing a few things but i dont think i can stand to look through computer parts for more days on end. Any help appreciated.

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a c 283 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:21:42 AM

Do not get the FX-9370! It's technically an overclocked 8350 and is really overpriced. The RAM you picked is from a good and reliable brand, but if you're going for air cooling, they will not fit in with big heat sinks (nh-d14 for example). A 550 or 650 watt power supply from XFX should be plenty.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:21:47 AM

Nathan Willis said:
Here is a good cheap PSU. (Great brand)

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600...

Do not get a cheap unbranded PSU. It will cause tons of problem.

For a CPU cooler look at Noctua. They make great coolers.

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Silent-Cooling-NH-U9B-SE2/...

That RAM looks good. Happy computing!


This PSU is not very good. Average at best. Stay away from the Corsair CX, CS, RM units. They are made with low quality cheap capacitors and fail easily. Stick with Antec, XFX, Seasonic, and Corsair HX/TX/AX only.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:22:31 AM

If you are gaming with this build, it is not balanced very well (way too much CPU with a weak GPU).
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:27:21 AM

Ouffytoof said:
Building a new PC for gaming. I was extremely close to buying a few days ago but ran into some compatibility issues which turned into way too many hours of back tracking. I need some people more knowledgeable than my self to have a crack at finishing it. My budget is 900 to 1000.

New list:
CPU: AMD FX-9370 Vishera 4.4GHz
~
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 660
~
Motherboard:ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
~
Solid State Drive: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 120gb
~
Ram: Open for suggestions, Highly prefer that they are red to fit my other parts. i had some g.skill ripjaws 1600 2x 4gb picked out im sure those would be fine.
~
Power supply: Need help! close to budget
~
CPU cooler: after reading about the vishera it seems to run hot. ive never used liquid cooling before i know its superior but more expensive. is there any regular heatsinks that would be fine here?

Im probably missing a few things but i dont think i can stand to look through computer parts for more days on end. Any help appreciated.


Hi,
The FX 9370 is just an overclocked FX 8350 and not to mention the TDP of FX 9370, which is 220W. The FX 8350 will be much better and cheaper choice. Even FX 8320 will be good option.
Here is something else for your budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($151.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $981.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-02 14:29 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:28:25 AM

tiny voices said:
Nathan Willis said:
Here is a good cheap PSU. (Great brand)

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600...

Do not get a cheap unbranded PSU. It will cause tons of problem.

For a CPU cooler look at Noctua. They make great coolers.

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Silent-Cooling-NH-U9B-SE2/...

That RAM looks good. Happy computing!


This PSU is not very good. Average at best. Stay away from the Corsair CX, CS, RM units. They are made with low quality cheap capacitors and fail easily. Stick with Antec, XFX, Seasonic, and Corsair HX/TX/AX only.


The best for is budget. I highly doubt that he can afford a $150 Seasonic.
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April 2, 2014 11:28:38 AM

Get an 8320 or 8350 and a gtx 770 gpu.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:29:40 AM

Also, if you could get a 240GB SSD. Get a 1Tb hard drive for your document storage.
It is not good to store all of your data on the SSD unless you have a big 500GB SSD.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:29:57 AM

Nathan Willis said:
tiny voices said:
Nathan Willis said:
Here is a good cheap PSU. (Great brand)

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600...

Do not get a cheap unbranded PSU. It will cause tons of problem.

For a CPU cooler look at Noctua. They make great coolers.

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Silent-Cooling-NH-U9B-SE2/...

That RAM looks good. Happy computing!


This PSU is not very good. Average at best. Stay away from the Corsair CX, CS, RM units. They are made with low quality cheap capacitors and fail easily. Stick with Antec, XFX, Seasonic, and Corsair HX/TX/AX only.


The best for is budget. I highly doubt that he can afford a $150 Seasonic.


For $60 you can have this XFX which is MANY times better than that CX unit. It is a re-labeled SEASONIC PSU. I would NEVER recommend a CX, CS, RM unit to anyone. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxx...
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:30:44 AM

Nathan Willis said:
tiny voices said:
Nathan Willis said:
Here is a good cheap PSU. (Great brand)

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600...

Do not get a cheap unbranded PSU. It will cause tons of problem.

For a CPU cooler look at Noctua. They make great coolers.

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Silent-Cooling-NH-U9B-SE2/...

That RAM looks good. Happy computing!


This PSU is not very good. Average at best. Stay away from the Corsair CX, CS, RM units. They are made with low quality cheap capacitors and fail easily. Stick with Antec, XFX, Seasonic, and Corsair HX/TX/AX only.


The best for is budget. I highly doubt that he can afford a $150 Seasonic.


1000$ is not exactly budget build.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:30:58 AM

tiny voices said:
Nathan Willis said:
tiny voices said:
Nathan Willis said:
Here is a good cheap PSU. (Great brand)

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600...

Do not get a cheap unbranded PSU. It will cause tons of problem.

For a CPU cooler look at Noctua. They make great coolers.

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Silent-Cooling-NH-U9B-SE2/...

That RAM looks good. Happy computing!


This PSU is not very good. Average at best. Stay away from the Corsair CX, CS, RM units. They are made with low quality cheap capacitors and fail easily. Stick with Antec, XFX, Seasonic, and Corsair HX/TX/AX only.


The best for is budget. I highly doubt that he can afford a $150 Seasonic.


For $60 you can have this XFX which is MANY times better than that CX unit. I would NEVER recommend a CX, CS, RM unit to anyone. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxx...


Have you ever used a CX PSU?
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April 2, 2014 11:33:09 AM

Get a Corsair VS series psu. Even though cheap they perform well.
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a c 283 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:35:47 AM

Nathan Willis said:
tiny voices said:
Nathan Willis said:
tiny voices said:
Nathan Willis said:
Here is a good cheap PSU. (Great brand)

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600...

Do not get a cheap unbranded PSU. It will cause tons of problem.

For a CPU cooler look at Noctua. They make great coolers.

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Silent-Cooling-NH-U9B-SE2/...

That RAM looks good. Happy computing!


This PSU is not very good. Average at best. Stay away from the Corsair CX, CS, RM units. They are made with low quality cheap capacitors and fail easily. Stick with Antec, XFX, Seasonic, and Corsair HX/TX/AX only.


The best for is budget. I highly doubt that he can afford a $150 Seasonic.


For $60 you can have this XFX which is MANY times better than that CX unit. I would NEVER recommend a CX, CS, RM unit to anyone. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxx...


Have you ever used a CX PSU?


The problem is not in how well they work, it's the failure rate. You may have a perfectly working one, but the CX series uses cheap capacitors and tends to break more often than the XFX equivalents for example.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:36:35 AM

Yes, I had a cx600 fail in my own personal computer 2 years ago and have seen MANY CX PSUs here on this site fail and ruin components or completely fry computers. It is a fact that they use low quality capacitors in these units. They fail easily under any real heat.

Also, don't forget that Corsair does not make PSUs. They put labels on other people's PSUs. Their high quality units (tx, hx, ax) are made by Seasonic or Delta or Flextronics. All three are the top of the top. The other units (cs, cx, rm, gs) are all made by Channel Well, which makes some questionable at best PSUs.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:37:09 AM

Eduello said:
Nathan Willis said:
tiny voices said:
Nathan Willis said:
tiny voices said:
Nathan Willis said:
Here is a good cheap PSU. (Great brand)

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600...

Do not get a cheap unbranded PSU. It will cause tons of problem.

For a CPU cooler look at Noctua. They make great coolers.

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Silent-Cooling-NH-U9B-SE2/...

That RAM looks good. Happy computing!


This PSU is not very good. Average at best. Stay away from the Corsair CX, CS, RM units. They are made with low quality cheap capacitors and fail easily. Stick with Antec, XFX, Seasonic, and Corsair HX/TX/AX only.


The best for is budget. I highly doubt that he can afford a $150 Seasonic.


For $60 you can have this XFX which is MANY times better than that CX unit. I would NEVER recommend a CX, CS, RM unit to anyone. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxx...


Have you ever used a CX PSU?


The problem is not in how well they work, it's the failure rate. You may have a perfectly working one, but the CX series uses cheap capacitors and tends to break more often than the XFX equivalents for example.


I agree that it is not the best, but better then the cheap unbranded junk people get today.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:39:04 AM

tiny voices said:
Yes, I had a cx600 fail in my own personal computer 2 years ago and have seen MANY CX PSUs here on this site fail and ruin components or completely fry computers. It is a fact that they use low quality capacitors in these units. They fail easily under any real heat.

Also, don't forget that Corsair does not make PSUs. They put labels on other people's PSUs. Their high quality units (tx, hx, ax) are made by Seasonic or Delta or Flextronics. All three are the top of the top. The other units (cs, cx, rm, gs) are all made by Channel Well, which makes questionable at best PSUs.


Well, I'm going to get a Seasonic, so I will not have problems like that.
Yes, the CX PSUs just have stickers on them and are made somewhere in China.
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April 2, 2014 11:39:09 AM

Getting alot more feedback than i had anticipated so kudos toms hardware. Im liking the build maurelie suggested and i can totally see how i had way to much CPU power compared to my GPU. I already have a computer case from a few years back that i never used. its an Antec 1200 v3 i dont assume i would run into any problems using this over a mid range case. It seems everyone has the same opinion about the FX 9370 so im glad i didnt spend the extra money for it.
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a c 283 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:39:42 AM

@Natahan Willis: True that.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:43:16 AM

Nathan Willis said:
tiny voices said:
Yes, I had a cx600 fail in my own personal computer 2 years ago and have seen MANY CX PSUs here on this site fail and ruin components or completely fry computers. It is a fact that they use low quality capacitors in these units. They fail easily under any real heat.

Also, don't forget that Corsair does not make PSUs. They put labels on other people's PSUs. Their high quality units (tx, hx, ax) are made by Seasonic or Delta or Flextronics. All three are the top of the top. The other units (cs, cx, rm, gs) are all made by Channel Well, which makes questionable at best PSUs.


Well, I'm going to get a Seasonic, so I will not have problems like that.
Yes, the CX PSUs just have stickers on them and are made somewhere in China.


It isn't that they are made in china. It is that they use poor quality components. There are plenty of VERY high quality parts including PSUs made in china. Don't forget that Channel Well (makes of the CX, GS, CS, RM series units for corsair) also has a location in California.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:48:21 AM

Ouffytoof said:
Getting alot more feedback than i had anticipated so kudos toms hardware. Im liking the build maurelie suggested and i can totally see how i had way to much CPU power compared to my GPU. I already have a computer case from a few years back that i never used. its an Antec 1200 v3 i dont assume i would run into any problems using this over a mid range case. It seems everyone has the same opinion about the FX 9370 so im glad i didnt spend the extra money for it.


You can reuse the Antec 1200 V3, no need for new Case.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
April 2, 2014 11:50:31 AM

It is pretty expensive even open box. I would get a $100-$120 board and then use the left over money for a better GPU.

Unless you are planning to go for record overclocks, you have no need for that board.
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April 2, 2014 11:55:07 AM

tiny voices said:
It is pretty expensive even open box. I would get a $100-$120 board and then use the left over money for a better GPU.

Unless you are planning to go for record overclocks, you have no need for that board.


Thanks again. its so hard balancing my ego and my wallet when building new computers.

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